Building work starts on adventurous Den

Christian Carver (Williams Den), Chris Walker, Native Architects, Mark Storr from Halls Construction, Tor Carver (Williams Den).
Christian Carver (Williams Den), Chris Walker, Native Architects, Mark Storr from Halls Construction, Tor Carver (Williams Den).

Building work has now started at William’s Den – a new £3 million children’s play adventure based near North Cave.

Scheduled to open in Spring 2017, William’s Den will be aimed at the family market and includes a unique timber crafted adventure and indoor play barn.

The new attraction will give children of all ages the chance to connect with nature and get active, play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn – both inside and out.

William’s Den will include a bespoke wooden crafted sensory play zone, bridges, tunnels and climbing nets. This will be linked to an outdoor play area with trees, water play, discovery zones, unique play structures, den making materials and space to just run free.

Tor Carver, co-founder at William’s Den, said: “William’s Den is all about play. We’re creating wonderful opportunities for children of all ages to have fun outside and in, whatever the weather.

“It’s the stuff our childhood memories are made of.

“It is going to be a unique experience, bringing kids closer to nature and allowing them space to run free, burn up lots of energy and learn through active play.

“We’re also looking after the grown-ups with a quality range of food and drink.”

Christian Carver, co-founder at William’s Den added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from the UK and overseas to William’s Den.

“We both grew up on farms and felt there weren’t enough opportunities out there for kids to be able to play independently, learn through climbing and the freedom of the great outdoors, all in a safe environment.

“This has been a four-year project and we can’t wait for William’s Den to open.”